Why We Give: Terry & Margaret Yen

ISO donors Terry and Margaret Yen, seen in the photo below from the 2018 ISO Opening Night Gala, explain why the orchestra is a vital component of their community worth supporting.



Have you always lived in Indiana?

  • We have lived in Indiana for 52 years. Our first concert with the ISO was nearly 40 years ago!

What has been your favorite musical experience with the ISO so far?

  • Our favorite musical experiences are when we go to a performance where the music is familiar, and is played with an interpretation that resonates with us. We also like hearing new music that opens a new horizon.

How is your life better with music?

  • Our life is better with music because it enriches and nourishes our soul.

What would you tell someone who is considering becoming a subscriber to the ISO?

  • Being a subscriber or buying a ticket to an ISO concert is an investment that you would never regret!

Why is an orchestra important to a community?

  • It contributes to the cultural life of the community. The ISO plays beautiful music by talented musicians. They are the musical foundation of the community as they also play in various other music groups such as chamber music, etc. Many of them teach young people who become future musicians and guide them to build their discipline that will benefit whatever career they would pursue.

What led you to donate to the ISO? Why is that important to you?

  • We love music. Donating to the ISO is part of our effort to support the community who have been so good to us and our family.


To see more donors who have shared their ISO stories, please visit https://www.indianapolissymphony.org/support/donor-recognition

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